And things that we would put in the compost pile:
I got the sort from http://centerinabag.com/shop/
Later we played this game. Okay so we were supposed to play with contractions, but that wasn't in my lesson plans. I wrote reduce, reuse, recycle on the spaces. We have two markers, a girl game marker and a boy marker. The children roll a die and move that many spaces. If they land on "Happy Earth Day" space, they say "Happy Earth Day" on the other spots they have to tell us something that they can reduce, reuse or recycle.
Later, I was thinking about other things that I could show them that were also recycled. What can you think of that can be shown that is made from recycled materials?